Published date: 7 August 2020

Last edited date: 7 August 2020

This notice was replaced on 15 December 2021

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Opportunity (published 15 December 2021)

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Contract summary


  • Construction work - 45000000

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, South East, South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

7 August 2020

Closing date

10 September 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

7 October 2021

Contract end date

6 October 2027

Contract type


Procedure type

Restricted procedure (above threshold)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Highways England continues to roll out the Asset Delivery model to its operational areas. There is a requirement to deliver a range of renewal, improvement and selected small scheme construction works on the Strategic Road Network in areas utilising specialist contractors working collaboratively with Highways England to deliver these works. It is envisaged that this framework will straddle two Road Investment Strategy (RIS) periods (RIS 2 and RIS 3) enabling a smooth transition between them. Works for schemes have been divided into a number of workstreams that align with the contractors' specialisms, and will also include design. Bandings have been introduced into the framework model to differentiate some contracting terms between bands.

The framework is split into the Lots below:

Lot 1.1 General Civil Engineering (super region)
Lot 1.2 General Civil Engineering (region)
Lot 2 Drainage
Lot 3.1 Temporary Traffic Management (super region)
Lot 3.2 Temporary Traffic Management (region)
Lot 4.1 Road Restraint Systems and Fencing (super region)
Lot 4.2 Road Restraint Systems and Fencing (region)
Lot 5 Landscaping and Ecology
Lot 6 Road Markings
Lot 7 Road Lighting and Electrical
Lot 8 Structures Waterproofing and Expansion Joints
Lot 9 Technology (incl Traffic Signals)
Lot 10 Structures, Structural Services and Concrete Repairs
Lot 11 Cathodic Protection
Lot 12.1 Design Services (region)
Lot 12.2 Design Services (super region)

All Lots are subject to bidding restrictions and there will be Award rules in place. The SQ document suite including the Briefing note provide further details.

Organisations please note that where there are existing Highways England contractual arrangements for Scheme Delivery (for example such as construction Works Framework), it is expected that once these existing arrangements expire, these areas will then access the Framework. Further information is available in the Briefing Note.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Scheme Delivery Framework (SDF)

  • Opportunity
  • Published 6 August 2020, last edited 6 August 2020


Additional text

The Selection Questionnaire has been launched on the Bravo e-sourcing system. Instructions for registering and using the Bravo system are provided below.

1) Register your company on the eSourcing portal
- browse to the eSourcing Portal: and click link to register;
- accept T&C's and click 'continue';
- enter your correct business and user details;
- note username you chose and click 'Save' when complete;
- you will receive an email with unique password (please keep this secure).

2) Express Interest in tender
- login to portal with the username/password;
- click 'PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers' link. (These are pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier);
- click on relevant PQQ/ITT to access content;
- click the 'Express Interest' button at the top of this page;
- this will move the PQQ/ITT into your 'My PQQs/My ITT's' page. (This is secure area reserved for your projects only);
- you can access attachments by clicking 'Buyer Attachments' in 'PQQ/ITT Details' box.

3) Responding to tender
- click 'My Response' under 'PQQ/ITT Details', you can choose to 'Create Response' or 'Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining);
- the 'Messages' function to communicate with the buyer and seek clarification;
- note deadline for completion, then follow the instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT;
- there may be a mixture of online/offline actions to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit reply using the 'Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require assistance please consult online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

About the buyer


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